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interesting close up's
I know it does, cause it's a mini cinder cone.
So claiming it is a crashed space craft would further his Geologist career? LMAO! I don't think so my friend.
Ok then, What do you think it could be?
Very strange.What did this thing.Was the question that came into my mind...
don't remove the plug the big ants will get ya
So...if you happen to be a wealthy member, and you would like your name to be associated with an expedition to solve the mystery of the Russian cauldrons and a detour to investigate this mound...step up!
This is very interesting; it doesn't appear to be any sort of impact crater, because an impact crater wouldn't leave that mound in the center... very intriguing. I like the comment speculating the cylindrical object may be The Ark of The Covenant though how/if it ended up in Russia is another issue in itself. I'm going to say that carbon dating to find the age of the mound is a good start but it certainly won't give a good enough answer. Carbon dating with the type of tree factored in would get you closer, because mature trees come from secondary succession which would be a good indicator of time; but that still is only telling you how old the flora on the mound is. To truly see how old the mound is you would need to look at what the mound is made of, the rocks or sand then you could get a good answer. I'd also like to point out that finding out what type of rock/sand is would be quite helpful as well, because unless it were some sort of uber rock/sand it would have slowly eroded away... Unless the mound used to be enormous...
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Tunnel boring machine.
It came up, creating the crater, then for some reason went back down creating the mound in the middle...then stayed there, just under the surface becoming the mysterious cylindrical object.
But...250 years ago?
Is it possible that the Russians had an as yet unknown dabble with early tunnel boring machines (TBM's)?
It is actually funny you mention this possibility because another poster mentioned concerning the mystery of very deep cylindrical holes carved in rocks which you can not see the ending of while looking at it.
What is mind boggling if this were to be true, a tunnel boring machine, it would mean that some stuff is happening deep underground while we are not being told about it.
What does not fit the picture is the fact that it is dated 250 years ago!
Something is very mysterious about this whole thing I must admit.
Well actually those holes don't keep going...
From jtma508 post...www.abovetopsecret.com...
On this pictures people go down to one of such holes but it just finishes with nothing.
It almost seems like samples, huge core drill samples are being taken from earth. They seem to be often in areas teeming with microbial life. Maybe someone is replenishing their planet like space craft.
As far as this OP subject I am about ready to go with something similar to, or "The Caldrons" as they are thought to rise and goes back under the surface in very out of the way places.
Thank you for the clarification, actually then with this in mind I am very curious how deep these holes really go as it was unfortunately not mentioned in the article you provided. In any way, it is still interesting to see how well done those holes, and they seems to go deep, were made, what equipment is capable of such thing?
It's the way you say it....like it's a given...when it's not...in fact...
I dare you to find any similar cinder cone...you have your google pics...go for it.
For you to be so casually certain as you seem to be...there would have to be ample evidence of such formations...all over the world. No cinder cone I've seen (online) has that protrusion in the middle. But, you seem to ignore that completely...as it doesn't fit in your already predetermined solution.
Also...by testimony of the the geologist in question, and by few posters here who claim geological knowledge...a cinder cone is not an accepted theory.
Well...it would more likely get his name in the paper...which you seem to claim was his motive.
You're not interested in doing any investigation
you were sure from the post no1.
As if you know for sure...when you don't.
You could have said..."to me it resembles a cinder cone...except for the weird protrusion which I haven't seen in any of the cinder cones". This sentence allowed you to throw in your opinion without risking to make a fool out of yourself if it turns out not to be a cinder cone.
As for me...I think it could be maybe something we haven't encountered before. Perhaps a natural geological process...perhaps not. Perhaps some humans/group had something to do with it...and even aliens as a last resort...but am in no way sure...even the people that went there...are not sure, what it could be.
But you are...It's a cinder cone...because you know it. Silly Russians and their educational system.
Maybe I missed your qualifications...but are you perhaps an award winning geologist ?
Important note...they mention in the article that he mound is still "alive"...rising and setting periodically.
Perhaps that would suggest something geological in nature.
interesting close up's
That looks like it was molten slate or limestone not all that long ago!